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Central bank governor tasks universities, youth on agriculture

Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele at the weekend, challenged tertiary institutions in Nigeria to promote research and well-designed programmes that will boost agriculture and agribusiness in Nigeria.
Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.

Nigerian government assures support as Farouk Mudi emerges AFAN president

Federal government has assured its full support to All Farmers Association of Nigerian (AFAN), as Alhaji Farouk Rabiu Mudi, emerged as the national president.
President Goodluck Jonathan

Ex-President Jonathan: Babangida Aliyu a pathetic fellow

Former President Goodluck Jonathan, last night, described a former governor of Niger State, Dr. Babangida Aliyu, as a despicable fellow, who resorted to lies and half-truths to try to remain politically relevant.
The President of All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, Architect Ibrahim Kabir, Saturday, warned that without adequate food the Coronavirus, COVID-19, situation will worsen as government fights to contain its spread in the country.

AFAN sets up seven-man electoral committee to conduct national elections March 2021

The farmers’ apex body, All Farmers Association of Nigeria, AFAN, on Friday, disclosed of setting up 7-man electoral committee to conduct national elections in March 2021.

EFCC prays court to order ex-Governor Nyako, son to open defence in ‘N29 billion...

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) on Thursday prayed the Federal High Court Abuja to order former Adamawa governor, Murtala Nyako and his son, Sen. Abdullaziz, to enter their defence in the fraud charge levelled against them.
The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) and the Federal Government have commenced a Human Capital Development (HCD) plan towards moving 24 million Nigerians out of poverty before 2030.

Governors upset by excess crude account depletion

Governors are worried about the depletion of the Excess Crude Account (ECA) and the resurgence of insecurity especially the upsurge of Boko Haram attacks, it was learnt at the weekend.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

N29 billion fraud: EFCC closes case against former Adamawa governor, others

Rotimi Jacobs, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s counsel, has informed the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja of the commission’s decision to close its case against former Governor Murtala Nyako of Adamawa State and eight others, who are standing trial before Justice Okon Abang over alleged money laundering to the tune of N29 billion.
“Governor Nasir El-Rufai has also intervened to ensure prompt settlement of the salary arrears that the local government councils owe to about 8500 primary school teachers that were employed in the second batch of recruitment of new teachers.

Governor El-Rufai: I never attempted to stop EFCC from investigating me

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said that he had never at any time prevented the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) from performing its functions as widely misreported.

Murtala Nyako: Court admits EFCC’s application to take evidence of witness via video link

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, admitted the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)’s application to take its principal witness, one Kobis, who is presently abroad, via video link.
Herdsmen

Anti-Grazing Bill not practicable – Fulani group

Various Fulani associations on Wednesday stormed the Oyo State House of Assembly, venue of the public hearing on a bill for a law to prohibit open grazing in the state, voicing their stand against the bill.
Murtala Nyako

Court adjourns Murtala Nyako’s ‘N29bn fraud’ trial

Justice O.E. Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, adjourned hearing in the case involving former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako to October, 29 and 30 for further hearing.
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa governor’s father passes on

The Governor of Adamawa State, Umaru Fintiri, has announced the death of his father.
A lawyer walks through the compound at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi district in Lagos, Nigeria, May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

Unending ‘war’ between Nigerian politicians and judges

There are three arms of government, no doubt: the executive, the legislature and the judiciary. They are very pivotal to sustainability of any democracy. Other institutions of democracy include the Election Management Bodies such as the Independent National Electoral Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, Civil Society Organisations, the media and the political parties. Members of political parties are called politicians.
Murtala Nyako

N29 million fraud: Court adjourns former Governor Nyako’s case till May 31

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, adjourned the ongoing trial of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako, until May 13 for the defence to cross-examine the 20th prosecution witness, Mr Chris Odofin.

EFCC tenders more exhibits against former Governor Nyako, others

Justice E.O. Abang of the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, on Monday, admitted more documents in evidence in the case of diversion of state fund and money laundering brought against the ex-governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri

Adamawa election: 10 governorship candidates step down for Ahmadu Fintiri

With just three days left to the governorship and state houses of assembly elections, more trouble seems to be brewing for APC and Governor Bindo Umaru Jibrilla in Adamawa, as 10 governorship, 16 senatorial and 9 house of representatives candidates have stepped down from their contest in support for PDP governorship candidate Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri ahead of 9th March elections.
Abdulaziz Nyako

Election: Adamawa ADC candidate to resuscitates SA, LAS programmes

Sen. Abdul-Azeez Nyako has promised to resuscitate the Special Assistance and Local Apprenticeship Scheme (LAS) programmes initiated by his father, for job creation in Adamawa state.

Federal High Court returns Justice Abang to Abuja

A new re-deployment ‎by the management of the Federal High Court has brought back a prominent judge of the court, Justice Okon Abang, to the Abuja Division, from where he was posted to Asaba division two years ago.

Yahaya Hammanjulde: ADC certain of victory in Adamawa

Alhaji Yahaya Hammanjulde, the Adamawa Chairman of African Democratic Congress (ADC), said the party had confirmed its grassroots support and certain of victory in 2019 general elections in the state.
Murtala Nyako

2019: Former Governor Murtala Nyako begins tour of Adamawa

Former Governor Murtala Nyako, has begun the political tour of Adamawa state, where he urged electorates, to vote for credible candidates into elective position, come 2019 general polls.

Murtala Nyako: APC will face defeat in many states

Admiral Murtala Nyako, the former Chief of Naval Staff and past Deputy Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, and one-time Governor of Adamawa State, has dropped a bombshell to the All Progressive Congress (APC), saying the party would suffer defeat in many states because of injustice, impunity and the growing number of aggrieved people.

Party threatens INEC chairman with contempt

A political party, People Unity Party (PUP) at the weekend threatened to commence contempt proceedings against Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmud Yakubu, for disobeying a subsisting court order.

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The naira this morning reversed its two weeks loss to the dollar in the parallel market, appreciating by N20 to N470 per dollar.

Naira appreciates at N493 to dollar in parallel market

The naira, on Thursday, appreciated by 1.8 percent to N493 to a dollar at the parallel market as the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) increased forex supplies to banks.
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White House considering talks between Joe Biden and China’s Xi Jinping

The White House will consider arranging talks between President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, as the two countries spar over issues including human rights, a top U.S. official said on Thursday.
President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday in Maiduguri, Borno State, assured citizens of the federal government’s presence in fighting terrorism to the end, and ensuring that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are fully returned to continue normal lives, commending Governor Babagana Zulum for resilience and relentless efforts in rebuilding the state.

President Buhar: We won’t rest until peace is fully restored in Borno

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NCAA cautions pilots over hazardous weather

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has cautioned all pilots over “severe thunderstorms and other hazardous weather which hamper flight operations especially now that rain is here.”
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Sudan says it is open to conditional interim deal on Ethiopia dam

Sudan is open to a partial interim agreement on Ethiopia's multi-billion-dollar dam on the Blue Nile, with specific conditions, Irrigation Minister Yasir Abbas said on Monday.
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Nigerian airlines record low patronage over insecurity

Those who spoke to newsmen insisted that high airfares could be a factor, but insecurity was also identified as major reason. They noted that even at the peak of high cost of tickets in May and April, passenger traffic was still high.
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has congratulated Nigeria’s Israel Adesanya for retaining his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight belt after defeating Italian contender, Marvin Vettori, at the Gila River Arena in Arizona on Sunday.

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Ex-Germany boss Berti Vogts has told Timo Werner how he can silence his critics at Euro 2020, urging the Chelsea striker to be more selfish in the final third.

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